Visiting somewhere new in the UK and want to ensure your trip is as memorable as possible? Or just bored of all of the restaurants in your local area, with the same old menus and okay-ish quality? To help you expand your dining horizons, we have hand-picked some of the best dining experiences in the UK- all with a quirky twist!
Whether you want to live out your childhood fantasy in a treehouse or enjoy the gothic history of Edinburgh, we have listed some stunning locations that also provide great food!
The Treehouse: Alnwick
Nestled in the picturesque town of Alnwick in the stunning Northumberland countryside, this is the ultimate dining experience for those who wanted a treehouse when they were younger. The menu boasts local produce transformed into delicious food, but the interior is what makes dining here so memorable.
The Treehouse sits in Alnwick Garden, built around 16 mature lime trees that grow through the building. Made with Siberian larch, Scandinavian redwood, Canadian cedar, Scots and English pine, all sustainably sourced, The Treehouse is an international array of wood.
Once you head inside, you are greeted by tall wooden chairs at each table so you can dine in fantasy novel grandeur. The Treehouse is the perfect restaurant to visit, whether with a special someone or on a family outing after a brisk Autumn hike!
Chapel 1877: Cardiff
Ever looked at the interior of a church and thought, damn, that would make a great restaurant? Well, the owners of Chapel 1877 definitely did, and the results are spectacular. When you step inside this French-Italian Gothic building, typical of Cardiff’s architecture, gaze upon its vast arches and chandeliers, whilst enjoying the great meals they offer.
Chapel 1877 provides everything, from bottomless brunch for your friends’ birthday to its seasonal British menus for an evening meal. You can also hire the stunning church for weddings! So for those that have always wanted a white wedding in a church, you can now have the reception there too!
Comptoir Libanais: Birmingham
Are you looking for colour, vibrancy and Lebanese cuisine? Try Comptoir Libanais in Birmingham for foods and flavours you may not have tried before. Serving both hot and cold mezze and mains from the grill, this restaurant has a varied menu that will leave you spoilt for choice.
Whether you are chilling with friends or want to enjoy an intimate date with Birmingham escorts, this place is fun and tasty, guaranteed to liven up anyone’s day!
Nestled amongst some of London’s most famous theatres, this restaurant labels itself as ‘the show after the show’. Why not take a look for yourself! Dining here is a theatrical experience in itself, with live performances and an intriguing interior to emulate the backstage of a theatre.
The food is also considered a performance, with dishes presented in unexpected ways, with an emphasis on quality. Sarastro’s menu is substantial but tasty, with classics on offer alongside food you have always wanted to try. Book a table at Sarastro’s to make your dinner and a show evening that extra bit special!
The Florist: Liverpool
Unless you have terrible hay fever, The Florist in Liverpool is a delight to visit. The aesthetics alone are dazzling, with blooms of delicate colours decorating the restaurant. Botanicals are also at the heart of their cocktail menu, with delicious boozy drinks, including apple blossom or jasmine and refreshing floral gins.
If you are looking for a romantic setting with a quirky twist to surprise that special someone or a solo date for a bit of self-care, the Florist is one of Liverpool’s most popular restaurants.
You can also look at the menu beforehand on their site, so if you are gluten-free, vegan or vegetarian, you can find plenty of options, ensuring you are satisfied when you get there.
The Witchery: Edinburgh
The Witchery encompasses the gothic magic of Edinburgh in one dining experience. Whether you are staying overnight or visiting for an evening meal, this restaurant is a bucket list location for anybody who dreams of visiting Edinburgh.
What sets it apart from other establishments is ‘The Secret Garden’ dining room. The room is lit entirely by candlelight with a hand-painted ceiling and French windows leading onto a secluded terrace. The chefs create seasonal menus with the finest Scottish ingredients, including game from Perthshire or fresh seafood from the clear waters of the West Coast.
Dining at The Witchery will also immerse you in Edinburgh’s history. The restaurant takes its name from the hundreds burned at the stake for witchcraft on Castlehill during the 16th and 17th centuries. Additionally, The Witchery occupies a sixteenth-century building, Boswell Court, allowing you to enjoy a meal at the centre where Scottish history happened!